25 Jul Michelin
Michelin North America manufactures and sells tires for airplanes, automobiles, farm equipment, heavy duty trucks, motorcycles, bicycles and, formerly, the space shuttle. Michelin manufactures tires in six states: Alabama, Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina and South Carolina. Finished goods are produced in these sixteen plants, two sites produce retreads for the trucking and one site produces retreads for the aircraft industry.
Michelin generously sponsored our purchase of their specialized solar car tires, allowing us to buy enough tires to race in Australia. Incredibly, the rolling resistance of these tires on asphalt is about the same as steel wheels on steel rail! These tires are a large part of the reason our car is able to race at highway speeds. We thank Michelin for their support.